In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The score features hip-hop, salsa, merengue and soul music. The musical's 2008 Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards and won the Tony Award for Best Musical at the 62nd Tony Awards. (from Wikipedia)
The show ends with Abuela's picture up on the storefront. It was such a great snippet of life in one neighborhood in NYC and I could imagine the same feelings being found in any community.
The main character, Usnavy, is named after the first ship that his parents saw when they arrived in New York. US Navy was painted on the side of that ship. I love that explanation!
It was a great show and I'm so glad Mel and Tyler were able to go with us! I'd go to another play in a heartbeat!!